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Category Archives: Wiradjuri

The Dish – Connecting Parkes & the World to the Moon

July 21st, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon. A unique time in the history of humanity, one that was watched on television by one fifth … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Armstrong Park

Nestled within the leafy, eastern side of Parkes, is a park that junior cricketers frequent on a Saturday. It also contains the only public basketball court in town. Originally known … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Look Back At…. November 1953

Some of the images of November 1953 from Parkes and around the world. Clockwise from top left: Hungary and England walk out at Wembley on 25 November 1953. England lose … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Narromine County

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that the content below contains names of people who have died. Click here to read about¬†Lindner Oval, Peak Hill Continuing our series on … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cunningham County

Continuing our series on the local counties of the early colony of New South Wales, this post focuses on the county of Cunningham. Part of the 141 counties of New … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Captain Wilson Avenue

Many historical and significant people can be found by reading the street names of the Parkes Shire. Road names such as ‘Church Street’ and ‘Railway Sreet’ indicate close proximity to … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Wiradjuri Language in Parkes

This week is National Reconciliation Week (NRW), Let’s Take the Next Steps (17 May – 3 June 2017). NRW runs annually and marks two milestones in Australia‚Äôs reconciliation journey: The … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 1 Comment